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  • The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

  • A Novel
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044

Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings - some corporeal, some not so much - as she struggles to right the wrongs of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Charlie Mania

  • By IreneMBBT on 11-01-17

Sass and spunk fun!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Darynda has a way with words. Charley Davidson is still as delightful as ever! Lorelei King brings Charley to life and narrates all of the characters with such aplomb. It's hard to believe that it's one person narrating each character. Truly with my credit and even a purchase!

SPOILER ALERT!!!

The only thing is how it seemed too simple for Reyes to transition back to himself… somewhat. He's a combination of all three personalities.

Wonderful cliffhanger tho. Looking forward to the Thirteenth Grave!

  • Wicked Charms

  • A Lizzy and Diesel Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, bootlegger Collier "Peg Leg" Dazzle, in his notorious lifetime, discovered and rehid a famous pirate's treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice - the very item reluctant treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, seek. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, seminormal life, Diesel is all about the hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Janet does not disappoint

  • By Jean on 06-30-15

Captivatingly Charming

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-17

This Wicked series has been absolutely endearing. With Lorelei King narrating she has brought it to life. Their writing styles are very similar to the Darynda Jones's Grave series, but that could just be my opinion since King narrates for both authors. The voices King uses for the two series' heroin and characters are the same so at first it was a bit off-putting but delightful all the same.
Certainly worth purchasing or a credit.

  • Into the Fire

  • A Night Prince Novel
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922

For nearly 600 years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad's new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was disappointed

  • By Henry on 03-08-17

Frost and Gilbert doesn't disappoint

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Frost's notable writing skills and Gilbert's exemplary performance always delivers. Fun. Intrigue. Mystery. Action. Romance. This story is well balance. I rode on an emotional roller coaster throughout this book and I couldn't put it down.
I really do hope that this isn't the last we've heard of Leila and Vlad. They certainly could expand the story to include her sister Gretchen and Maxamus. Lets not forget her mysterious 10xs plus great-grandmother.
This book is well worth purchasing or a credit. Highly recommended!

  • Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

  • A Novel
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483

A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. Now Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely freaking loved this book!

  • By RetiredHsMom on 01-26-17

Nail biting ending

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-17

I will only write a review if a book is horribly fantastic or amazingly dreadful. I will not be a spoiler but what I can say is that this story is AMAZING! The Jones and King duo does it again. The plot flows smoothly (must read previous books in series to follow). Excitement, mystery, laughter, sorrow, anger, laughter. So many emotions. So much intrigue. A curious ending.

I just love Charley. She's quirky and a miss sassafras that you'll love instantly. Surrounded by friends and families you just wish you had. (well, except for her stepmother of course. They're always evil right?!) Her relationship with hot and steamy Reyes is what we dream of (except for Edward. Always team Edward!). They are one of my top 5 couples. I've got Reyes and Charley; Edward and Bella (blech. Edward saved her in this ranking); Cat and Bones; Leila and Vladimir; and Astrid and Ethan. You won't regret investing your credit or purchase of this audiobook.

Lorelei's interpretation of the characters' voices were spot on. I forgot that it was only one narrator transitioning between men and women. She is phenomenal.

As for my headline of this review i can say this. You will not expect it but you'll yearn for the next book. I'm eager to see how Darynda works her next story out. I don't want to wait!

  • Double Fudge Brownie Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

Life in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama to manage. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can barely find the time to think about her bakery - let alone the town's most recent murder... Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible. just terrible

  • By Danesha S Carley on 03-07-15

Hannah is a mess

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-16

SPOILER ALERT! Hannah is a mess. I understand this has been a long time dream for readers to see Hannah finally settle down but, I never saw this coming. This love triangle is warped. How does the new character (well partially new) suddenly arrive as a serious love interest? It seemed pretty obvious that Norman would be the one she eventually end up with. However, Ross seems to steal the scene. Hannah gives her heart and soul to her old college friend quite quickly. She has been so cautious in the past. It seems quite out of character and convenient for the writer. Then suddenly, Hannah is unsure again?! What a conundrum.

On another note in regards to the mystery, how could Anna be the prime suspect of the murder case? Being bludgeoned to death by a gavel would surely leave blood splatters all over the killer's clothing. Since Hannah was present in finding the body and her attorney met her soon after the crime scene was discovered, wouldn't it be common sense for the witnesses to notice this? Hannah is intelligent, why didn't she think of it? Another convenience. The murder mystery was interesting but not plausible with Hannah as a prime suspect.

I feel that Hannah's cat, Moisha, is a distraction to the story and unnecessary. Adding a mystery to her cat's peculiar ways has no relevance to the plot. It would be impressive to connect it somehow. Other than that, omit it.

However, my disgruntled review does not change my love for the Hannah Swenson series. I will continue reading on in hopes for improvement.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Runaway Vampire

  • An Argeneau Novel
  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Bebe Kaye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn't expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he's near the vehicle's driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger...

  • By ebookfan on 02-27-16

No plot, just sex

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-16

Same old same old immortal match making with Atlantean nanonites with no conclusion of who the underground immortal kidnappers are. If you're gonna have a mystery it has to lead somewhere. I've been following the series and unfortunately Lyndsay Sands must have writer's block because she can't finish the suspense.
I doubt I'll stay on this train. The story line isn't going anywhere but introducing new life mates and sex. There's no substance. I'll use my credit to better use.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Devil’s Food Cake Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

New York Times best-selling author Joanne Fluke will leave listeners hungry for more with this, her best recipe for murder yet. Devil’s Food Cake Murder finds the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, buzzing with activity. Perhaps busiest of all is Hannah Swensen, proprietor of The Cookie Jar, who is experimenting with a devil’s food cake recipe. But no matter how hectic times may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend—particularly a dead one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now thats what I call a cliffhanger ending!

  • By SRuss on 02-24-11

Hannah Needs to Pick a Man Already!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-16

This plot is dragging this love story to death. Hannah is irritating. Does she think she's the only one that can date 2 people at once?! Mike and Norman should move on already. She's too finicky and indecisive. Let's move this story on please?!

  • Gingerbread Cookie Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

In this batch of sweet, short murder mysteries, three cooks don’t spoil the broth. New York Times best-selling author Joanne Fluke pens the title story, in which a box of Hannah Swensen’s gingerbread cookies is found near the corpse of her neighbor. Popular co-authors Laura Levine and Leslie Meier offer “The Dangers of Gingerbread Cookies” and “Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots”, respectively.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • GingerBread Cookie Murder

  • By Marilyn S. Hope on 11-01-10

Wasted credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-16

Very disappointed. Only Joanne's book was worth the listen. The other two authors and narrators just DRAGGED on, especially the second story's narrator, she was so irritating with all those overproduced pauses I couldn't skip it fast enough! Sad to say but I couldn't finish listening to the last two stories. Too slow.

I wish I read the reviews first. What a waste of a credit.

  • Outtakes from the Grave

  • A Night Huntress Outtakes Collection: The Night Huntress Novels, Book 7.5
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659

Revisit Cat and Bones in this companion anthology to the Night Huntress series, and see what could've happened. With deleted scenes - some never before seen by the public - and alternate histories, forgotten side plots, additional love scenes, and increased personal revelations, this anthology is the culmination of a decade's worth of hidden work that went into Cat and Bones' story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST for any JF fan

  • By Lisa on 02-21-16

Inspires to reread series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-16

I wondered how this book would go and if it would be worth a credit. Albeit, the series is phenomenal, an outtakes and deleted look didn't seem like a good read. But I'm glad I spent that credit because it is definitely worth it! I've enjoyed this book so much that I realized how much I miss Cat, Bones and their posse. The alternative and deleted scenes were explained why they were cut and added context helped me understand which scenes they were a part of. It brought my love and interest for this series back to life!

Tavia Gilbert transcends each character's uniqueness sublimely. I love her interpretation. Frost and Gilbert is an awesome tag team duo. The top in my handful of favorites.

I'll be starting from the beginning (again) of this series now. So, go and spend your credit or purchase this audiobook. It's a worthy investment.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fashionably Dead

  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,773

Vampyres don't exist. They absolutely do not exist. At least I didn't think they did 'til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead? Now I'm a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren't bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite, and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Funny!

  • By Cheri on 02-16-16

IT'S BUTTCRACKING HILARIOUS!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-16

I swear, you're gonna pee in your pants from laughter! Who'd of thought of a foul mouthed Guardian Angel that looks like Oprah that'll make you blush beet red? Or the Terminating faerie that wears tiny speedos? Robyn Peterman that's who.

From beginning to end you'll laugh out loud. I couldn't put it down! Well developed characters and the plot line is deliciously clever. I loved every scrumptious bit of it. In fact, I devoured it and can't wait to start the next.

Jessica Almasy's risible interpretation of characters is resplendently hilarious! Especially, our Prada lovin', wise cracking, a** whooping adorable vamp, Astrid. Her rich and colorful voice transcends your imagination.

I highly recommend this audiobook. It's hot, steamy, mouth wateringly delicious that's the perfect appetizer. I'm sure, the best is yet to come. I can't wait! ( Literally, I can't. I just purchased the next book, Fashionably Dead Down Under. Yay!)

5 of 6 people found this review helpful